Based in Chicago, Shadin Maali is a Principal in Allen Austin/Gaines International’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction practice. Shadin started her search career at Gaines International graduating from college and worked her way up to Research Manager. She led a driven research team to find talented candidates in creative and non-conventional ways. Shadin was involved in various aspects of the search process and deeply values the impact that the search business has on the candidate-client relationship. She believes that the search industry has profound and long-lasting implications on employers and employees that transcend the work environment and impact personal growth and fulfillment as well as global productivity and efficiency. It is this purpose that fuels Shadin’s desire to make the best possible match for her clients and talented professionals for true career satisfaction and long-term employee retention for employers.
Prior to rejoining Gaines, Shadin’s work experience in the education, healthcare and not-for-profit market sectors helped to give her invaluable knowledge and insight into the unique and distinct work cultures of organizations. She believes that proper cultural fit is just as important as the job specifications and qualifications of the individual in the work environment. Shadin focuses on building relationships for the long run and receives great personal satisfaction from serving the needs of the clients.
Shadin received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1998 with a concentration in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In her free time, she is involved in various charitable endeavors and is an active member on several committees that work to help benefit the Chicago community. She finds solace in physical activity and has run three marathons to raise funds for a children’s not-for-profit organization. Shadin believes that giving back to local communities is imperative for the health and wellbeing of a society. Shadin Maali lives in Orland Park, IL with her husband and two daughters. Download full bio